I wrongly assumed that these posters had sold out... monozine had them up on their site as recently as this summer. When I got it I gotta say I was pretty amazed. based on design alone, just about my favorite poster I own. great work.
thanks for all the nice comments, Jim and I both appreciate it. And yeah, Art is right, this could have all been done by hand...Jim was gonna trace all the faces on the computer, I was by hand, we were gonna pick which we liked best...we liked his best (coz I didnt' get mine done and his were great)...and went with it. I kept as much of a hand-done feel as possible with the type, also to match the drawing...tracing it in illustrator from scans I did of photocopies out of a type specimen book.
Printed in 3 colors on French (I think I have this right, it was Jim's paper) Speckletone "Twine" it was a pain to print coz it's 15" wide and 30" tall and the white was done sectioned in two passes coz our screens werent tall enough.
yup, still a great looking poster.
actually reminds me alot of a poster i did waaaaay back in 1977, when this kinda thing was being explored by acid heads working in darkrooms (straight jobs). multiple contact printing of line art imagery or solarized things was considered 'far out' back then. one guy i worked with was exploring computer animation (line drawings on screen being photgraphed by an animation camera frame by frame...) actually did some cool stuff along these lines - but in motion. he went on to work for disney and later industrial light and magic. i lost track of him, but he was a pioneer of computer imaging.
i shoulda followed his lead...
what makes you think this could only be done by computer?
it's sorta like yer 'book' comment, frank. i've designed a half-dozen books and pasted them up by hand, no problem. i've put together maybe 100 magazines by hand, no problem. my own book was actually done on a computer. the reason i got no money had nothing to do with working by hand. it's just business and control issues.